Flute quartet

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dedicated to the Francis Stoefs Quartet

Opus 14

History

  • Legley completed this quartet on 29 February 1944[1] in Brussels.
  • On 29 May 1945 the work was performed for the first time in the auditory Akarova in Brussels by the Stoefs Quartet.[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: 3 flutes, 1 alto flute
  • duration: 8' - 9'

Parts

  • I. Allegro grazioso (5/8)
    • finished on 24 January 1944
      Legley 14-1.jpg
  • II. Introduction (Andante)(3/4) - Poco più vivo (3/4) - Allegro scherzando (6/8) - Andante (tempo poco più vivo)(3/4) - Tempo of the introduction (3/4)
    • finished on 17 February 1944
      Legley 14-2.jpg
  • III. Presto (2/4) - Poco meno (3+2+3/8) - Tempo primo (2/4)
    • finished on 29 February 1944
      Legley 14-3.jpg

Sources

  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4004
  • first edition (score and parts): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1959

Notes

  1. The first edition however gives 1943.
  2. C.M.: Muziekkroniek - Jonge Vlaamsche Muziek in De Nieuwe Standaard of 8 June 1945, p.2. P.T.: Petite Chronique Musicale in Le Soir of 14 June 1945, p.2.